North Branch democrat. (Tunkhannock, Pa.) 1854-1867, August 26, 1863, Image 2

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    Cjjt fkmotrat.
Wednesday, An?, 26 1863.
. M.Peltengiil & Co.— No. 37 PACK ROW
NEW YORE, & 6 STATE ST BOSTON, arc our Asents
far the N B Democrat, in those cities, and are author
is*! to talcs Advertisements and Subscriptions
vi at our lowest Rates.
Democratic State Central Cummlttce.
The following is the State Central Committee as
appointed by Hon. FIKDDAY PATTERSON', of
Washington county, who, as Prerilent of the late
Democratic Convention, was authorized bv a ro oiu
tltfn of the body to announce the Committee. It eon
aists of s. 'hairtnan, and Represent itivtg of the sever
al Senatorial Districts into which the State is
divided :
f Theodore Cuyler. )
Ist Diet J R, 'hert J Hemphill, ~..
let mat, < J(>hn Ful|erfon Jr •
[ Isaac Leech, J
2d " John D. Ev ins. Chester eoutijy.
3d " Wm H. Witte, Montgomery county.
4th " Wm T Rogers, Bucks county
sth Thoe. Heckman. Northampton couutv,
6th '• lltester Clymer, Bevks county
7te " William Randall, Schulykill county.
Bth " Asa Packer, Carbon county.
9th " Michael Mylert Sullivan counry.
10th " Stephen -5. Winchester. Luzerne county.
11th 11 Mortin .r F. Elliot. Tioga county.
12th '• John H Humes, LyrominS csunty.
13th " William Elliot,Norteumberland county.
14th Samuel Hephurn. Cumberland county.
15th " William M. Brisbin.Lebanon county.
J£th " \ George 'nndrrson,
I James Patterson, } Lancaster co
17th " John F. Spangler, York county.
18th *' Henry Sinifh. Fulton county.
19ih " J. Simpson Africa Huntingdon county.
20th " William Bigler. Clearfield county.
2lt " Thomas B. Seawi-ignt. Fayette ecunfy.
23d " W. T. H Banley, Green county.
24th " 5 Geo. W Cess, ?
I James P Barr, ) Alleghany oounty.
25h " James Campbell, Butler county,
-•b! h David S Morri . Lawerncc county,
27th " Thos. W. Gravson. Crawford eour.ty,
28th " Kennedy L. Plood, Jefferson county,
REMEMBER the Democratic Ma*s
Meeting, and pole raising at Me-hoppen to
IT2£" Billy Button crawls out of.i rather
•tnall hole, in relation to his he ab..iit th.-
citizens of Newton and the abolition preacher
•t that place; by aayinp, that he " made the
announcement on the statements of
who seenu-d to he funtliar with ;he fiet''
Old Holmes, the Colporteur up .n wh>>se
statements he published the lie. seems to be
honest; ami yet. mod people who hare had
Anything to do with hi t., k.iow him to bo a
consummate OL J hypp >crife and liar.
tar in a late attempt by the Draft sneak j
to white wash his " taking off" he states tha' j
he VII let off through the connivance of Tims- I
H. Burrows, late state superintendent of j
common schools who is aD m >o r ,t. \y e ,j, j
hot know the present political bias of Mr !
Burrows ; but presume him io be wanting in '
some essentials on ihe nipg. r, from Ihe Tact
tha', under Curtin, he liad to give wav to an
out and < ut niggrr worshipper from Bradford
We do know that Burrows was old Thad
Steven's right bower when he played Gov!
ernor for Joe Ritner; and that as state su
perintendent of common school-, he hud :10th- 1
ing at all to do in the execution of the Mdi- i
tia laws or the enforcement of the draft.
So nauth for Billy's mammoth plaster.
The Difference*
Wm. H Jacoby Editor of a Democratic'
paper The Star of the North and Wm. Bur
ges* present editor of an abolition organ ;
both of Columbia c .unty, were dratted last j
tall. Mr. Jacoby suspended the publication I
of this paper, shouldered his tun get, served
through his time, and ha 3 now returned to
resume its publication. B lly Button who
bad made all his arrangement* to come to
Wyoming " and take charge of an abolition
organ, was let off by trickery falsehood and
inviolation of law ; and now cackles out his
hackneyed epithets of '• copperhead" " south,
ern sympathizer" ■ traitor jLc. in speaking of
Mr. Jacoby and bis polnicul friends.
Political knavery ami favoritism may save
this Draft sneak from taking his chances in
the consctiption with Democrats ; but no
kind of long faced sane tic utonicus lies will
conceal his hypocncy or shield him from the
Caoteuipt whicli attaches to a sueak.
iFSf We have accounts of the in
discriminate massacre of ihe men, women
and children of the city of Lawrence Kansas,
by a band of guerrillas under a fiend in hu
man shape by the rajtno of Quantrell* One
hundred and eighty citizens were killed and
wounded, and scarcely a house of the town
remains. Ihe loss in property is about
2,000 000 and falls heavily upon New York
and Lawrence, with merchants. Two banks
Were robbed of tbeir c n'*'
Found the right Place at Last.
By a communication in the Republican of
I the 12th m*t , we lean that Q M. (Quarter
Mastet) Sergt. J. F Furman has left Co. 8.,
' ol tlie 52-id Uegt. Pi. Vols., and in the same
capacity, ha?joined a regimen' rf South Car- •
idina niggers. In the let'er referred to. ho
gives ut. his reasons for thus leaving his old
companions, that he '■'' prefers them, (the
nigger*) to while troops !" In his enthusi
astic praises of th tn ho exclaims : ' l Yts\
take them ail around, as the D 1 did the
skunk, they Jar outstrip anything in the
shape of soldiers, I have seen for military
descipline or goo I behavior.'' 1 In order to
prove that his estimate of nigger prowess is
not too high, the writer narrates what he
calls an " incident" w nc i ccurro 1 in an ex •
peditton up the •' Pompon River" whore aft
er the white men through ftai had deserted
their guns, "a nigger rushed on deck, with
drawn sabre and proceeded to load a gun
and by his taunts at tho cowardly whites,
shamed them into resuming their places—
"they o wishing o> b; onlone by a nig
g r." Toe rebel bmery was soon silenced.
Tne regiment t> v nc'i Q. M. Sergt. Furman
has the honor of belonging, then lauded and
proceeded to " throw out skirmishers"
" while the rest of the (our) regiment was
engaged in burning immense stores of r\<t.e.
i cotton, corn, and other valuable property
belonging to the enemy.
" The sp tils taken
one Lieutenant, and one private. Enemy's
los ..ol known "
Fr >ui the dra furnished by this " reliable
c irresponden'," we think we can very accu
ra'.ely cdculate the enemy's loss to have
been, " immense store? of rice, cotton, corn
| ami other valuable property, with "one
| L'eutenant, one private and 300 niggers, nig
; ger wenches, and pickaninnies, taken from
s< uie plantation, where they were earning a
living ; to be clo'hed fed and cared for at the
expense ol the sweat and toil of tax ridden
whites of the north.
That niggers can steal, burn, sack, and de
stroy property, we never had a doubt. That
they can and do, add to these traits of char
acter, when unrestrained, crimes upon de
fenceless white Women, which for brutality
and fiendisn, none but incarnate Devils could
devise, or accomplish all their past history,
and the criminal records of uur country,
abundantly prove.
It will doubt-eat prove very gratifying to
the personal diirditv of this Q M. Sergt. to
have those colored heroes, who have been
tatij-ht re-pect for superiors, by far better
ntat'rs than he would make, to approach
hon with bat tinder arm and a profound bow,
and inorm '• Missa Fur ma n dat de lrou*~
aluone am get tin slightly dilapidated in de
rear, or da' pray'n for Alassa Linkuin, de
knees am completely obsquatulated." Of
course under such touching cirsumslances,
with tiie dark patches of nigger hide visible,
Q. M Sergi. Furutan would forthwith fur
nisli his brave pious and obsequious couipan
ion a new pair. Though he says that he
holds the " same rank" with them as in the
520 d, who can d .übt that he has been ele
va'ed by the change ?
Mr. Sergt. Funnan has en unquestionable
right to leave the heroes of a score of hard
Sought battles, tits fellow townsmen and
schoolmates—for the Companionship of a reg
iment ofSouth Carolina niggers, because he
" prefers them to white men." But, it wouhi
have been far in-re in ldest in him, to have
wilhitel'i the ground of his preference from
the fathers, in >thers, brothers, sisters and
friends of bis late companions in the 52 id,
who point to their record with some tn-gree
oi pride. To say as tie does that a regiment
of riw niggers are "superior in discipline
and good behavior," to the vetrans of the
52nd, is certainly not very complimentary
to them or gratifying to their friends. Be
sides quite a respvciable number of the read
ers of the Republican-- and indeed the only
respeciable portion of them—still have a
vague n itioii that a white man is as good as
a nigger ; and that a regiment of white men
—especially tfie 52 id is as good as an equal
number of cap ured cotton pickers in South
Carolina; Cot. Higgmson's or Q M. Sergt.
Funuaii'a not excreted.
Is ; unfair t presume, that a man who j
lias such exalted notions of negro superiority; J
who has expressed and put in<o practical up
! eratiun, his preference to black men , over
white ones —his late associates—will long he
ahle to withstand the charms of some " eb
!ny ange!" one < f those •' spoils " of war—
; ('' to the victors belong the spoils'') some
. daughter, or sister of one of the companions
|of his choice ? Will he not " tak'ng her all
around," asthe''D ! did the skunk,"
l (perfume and al!) in her " good behevior,"
; thickness and sweetness of iips or congenial*
i ity, find something in her to prefer to a
white woman ; and, as in this case, caPrv
out Ins preference, bv making her Airs Q.
M Sergt. Furman 1
We fhall not be surprised at anything
from ihat quarter. Wn n!y wonder that
. Billy Button, who, being a delinquent drafl-
I ed man, and who owes the government nine
| months service, at least, does not, under the
| stimulus of these glowing accounts of nigger
fighting from on accredited correspondent,
rush immediately into C>l. H igginson's Reg
| iment, to revive the faded laurels on his brow
and partake of the rich " spoils'' thare ta
writing, for all such men.
I tsr we" have on I.and a communication
I in reference to the bible view of slavery by
I Bishop Hopkins published by us a week r
| two sincej and Presiding elder Brown
; pcouibe's " fine sermon" (see last Republican)
on it. The article in Question, We are obliged
to postpone for wan? of space.
j news fr m Charleston by the
last evening's papers, indicates that Fort Sum
ter is silenced, and that its surrender to our
] forces must immediately follow. Fort Wag
j ner is in much the same condition. Later
news by telegraph says that the surrender
has been made, and that the Rebels have been
allowed 24 hours to remove their women and
i children from the city, preparatory to a final
' Rtfrck on •? by our forces
The Lash for White Men.
Captain J. Heron Foster, a prominent Re
publican politician, formerly editor bfthe
Pittsburgh Dispatch , and still its
—a few years ago Clerk of the State Senate—
and now, by President Lincoln's appoint
ment, Provost Marshal of Allegheny cudnty,
hns recently outraged humanity Ryan act "of
brutality whicn will render his name as in
famous as that of thj Austrian butcher Hay
nan. By the orders of this petty t'yrant, a
white, man named n*gen, who. is alleged to
have deserted from the 63rd Regiment of
Pennsylvania Volunteers, afterward* enlist
ed as a substitute, and then deserted again,
was without form or authority of law, lash
ed with a cowhide until his back was like a
a piece of raw flesh, and he sunk dow in ut
ter exauslion.
The facts of this brutal act are fully prov
ed by the testimony of several witnesses,
one of whom was Dr. Kinz. the Examining
Surgeon on duty in the Provost Marshal's
office, whose statement we co,.y ;
The first I knew of this affair Captain
McHonry entered rfty office, and seizing the
-man Ilagan, who was sitting on a chair near
me, said, " God d—n you, we want you :
come out here." Ragen was then tsken out
to the foot of the stairs, where McHeury said
to the Sergeant. " Take hi m np stairs and
give him twenty-five lashes," and, after a
pause, added, " Yes. God d—n hira, give fif
ty." He also told the Sergeant to put the
hand-cuffs on him and get the cowhide—
Hagen was then hand-cuffed and taken up
stairs. 1 followed to tho bead of the stairs,
but I could not bear the idea of seeing a
white man whipped, to I turned acd came
down. I caw the man after he was flogged,
and lre9sed his wuunds yesterday and to
day. Ilia back was all cut uib along and
across. I should say from the appearance
of his back that he received from sixty to
seventy lashes* There were several persons
by when the flogging took place, and Me-
Ilenry told tne himself to-day that he held
the man while the stripes were being pat
on- ihts is all I know about the matter.
This affair has naturally caused some ex
citement in Pittsburgh, and Foster, in de
fence of his conduct, has published a card, in
which he admits that he had the man whipped
and that he acted without authority of law,
but undertakes t J justify his act on the
ground that he knew of no law under which
to punish desertion, aod is wiiling to sub
init to any penalty under the law for pun
ishing assault and battery.
This outrage, cruel and totally anj ustifia
ble as it was, need not cause much surprise
under the present circumstances. When the
supreme authorities at Washington set the
example of inflicting" Cruel and unusual
punishments," contrary to Constititution sad
law, and under rto more vallid warrant than
Executive Proclamations snd Military Order*,
it is not to be wondered at, that their syco
phantic underlings should imitate their bad
example. If Burn6ide may suppress news
papers, and imprison free citizens, in viola
tier of the civil law, by the power of the
bayonet—if Stanton may order the arrest oi
editors and civilians anywhere, without foi
mal accusation and without trial, ami may
keep them incarcerated in forts and dungeons
at his own will and pleasure—if the Presi
dent himself may, by a mere stroke of
pen, deprive of home and birthright a citizen
of Ohio whose political opinions are obnoxious
to him—why may not the Provost Marshal
of Pittsburgh act the tyrant over a poor and
friendless soldier who who incurs his dis.
pleasure? The outrages, now of at mot-1
daily occurrences, are only the fruit of the
pernicious teachings of " the highr law " and
prove that, when once the example is set o'
substituting the will (genoaly synonymous
with the the whtm and prejudice) of the mag
istrate forlhe rule and limitation of law, there
ja noex'retne of wrong and arbitrary tyrran
ny to which the people may not be subjected
In the pre-eut case, whatever may have
been the provocation, Foster's act not only a
gross violation of law itself, but an abuse of
his office and a usurpation of power. The
crime of desertion is a military offence, for
which the laws of the United States provide
the mode of trial by Court Martial, and spe
cial punishment on conviction. $o officer of
the Government can usurp these power-, and,
without prosecution and trial, condemn and
punish at his will and pleasure. The outrage
is greater in this case, btccause flogging is no
longer considered a fit punishment for the
United States service, and has been entirely
abolished by act of Congress in our Navy.
The moment a civillian puts on the gold lace
of an officer, he seems naturally to fall into
tvrranny of the profession, as if, hy the abue
of his power, he would beat entitle himself to
the respect and consideration of bis superiors.
fbe Delegate Election*.
Before oar next issue the delegate elec
(ions for the different townships will be
held ; and a meeting of the delegates chosen
in county convention. for the purpose of
nominating candidates to be supported at
our next goneral election will be had. In
some place- the contest between rival candi
date* for nomination, will doubtless engen
der strife and heated blood. As between
members of the sAitfe party, having in view
the good of the Coiftitfy tfxTs shuitfd be avoid
ed. Good men—honest and true to the
principles of the party should be selected as
delegates, without reference to their particu
lar preferences to individual candidates ; and
their choice of Candidates, at the convention,
should be cheerfully acquiesced in. No sin'
gle man has a right to dictate what the peo
ple shall do in this matter. No man has a
right to say that he and no me else shall
be the candidate, for any particular office—
The people have the right to decido who
shall be their standard bearers and should
be left free to make that choice. t*he ue of
mone) as a bribe to influence opiniofre, is de
structive of the fundamental principles of
Democracy, and if any man is base enongh
to resort to its use at our county conventions
or elsewhere, he should not be listened to
for a moment, or recognized as a true Dem
ocrat. Our opponents who have brought
ruin Upon the country, by bribery and cor
ruption, sh >uld never be allowed to say to
u* •' remove the beam from thine own eye."
These admonitions may be, and doubtless
are, unnecessary ; but the purity of our pri
mary elections cannot be too closely guarded
if we would secure a juat administration
of the laws, a *eturn to the princples of our
fathers, and restore peace and prosperity to
eur now ruined and distracted country.
Delegate Elections.
The Democratic electors of the several
Townships in Wyoming County and Tunk
hannock Borough, are requested to meet at
the several election Districts on Saturday,
the 29th inst., between the hours of two and
hve o'clock, P. M. and elect Delegates to
represent them in Canity Convention , to be
held at Tunkhabnock, on Monday, the 3ltl
day of August, 1863.
Some of the returns from the delegate elec
tions of last Fall, showing the Committees of
vigilance chosen at such Delegate elections
for the present year having been mislaid,
and sufficient time not being allowed Tor
correspondence with the boards of the several
al townships, the standing committee has
appointed the following committees of vigi
lance for the several Districts in Wyoming
Braintrim. T. D. Spring, N. Cverfield,
Albert Overfield.
Clinton. John Wilson, Benj. Carpenter,
John Bedel.
Eaton. Wm. Benedict, Hiram Bodle, John
Exeter. Benj. Coolbaugh, Thos. D. Head
ley, Wm. White.
Forkston. Hiram Hitchcock, A P Bur
gess, A. Vose.
Falls. II L Furgerson, G W Sherwood,
Daol. Post.
Lemon. Miles Avery, Henry Harris, Benj
P Carver.
Mehoopany. Saml. D. Tngham, C L
VaUghn, Geo. Henning.
Monroe. Ziba B Mings, H W Carpenter,
John Wall.
Meshoppen. A Banityue, EMo wry, Mi
chael Coyle
North Branch Jas Goetchus, Jos Bur
gess, John Champion.
Nicholson Hollo way Stevens, Perry
Stark, N. P Wilcox
Northinoreland Absolom Carey, Robert
Caton, Rogers Halleck
Overfield Lewis Ager, Joseph Osborn,
Ca'eb Patrick
TunkhanhoCk Twp. Jeremiah Osterhout,
Win B Overfield, Perry Wilsy
Tuukhaunock Boro. Harvey Sickler.
James Young, Jacob Rittispaugh.
Washington. John Crawford, S P La
throp, John Kintner
Windham. Thos. J Wright, Wm Riley,
Meritt Comstock.
1. The elector* of each election
districts in this county, shall annually, on
ihe last Saturday in August, meet at the
place of holding their General Township elec
ions; and elect'hree 6uitabls persona t.
serve as a Committee of Vigilance for the
ensuing year, whose duty it shall be to su
perintend the next election of delegates to
the County Convention, and also to call and
superintend all other meetings of the Demo
eratic electors of their district.
2. At the same time and place, shall a! o
he elected two delegates t.o the County Con
vention, who shall, on the following Monday,
meet at the Court llouse, in the Borough o!
funkhannock, aud after organizing by elect
ing one of their number for a President, an-t
two Secretaries, shall proceed to nominate
such District and County officers as are t->
be voted for al the ensuing General Election
—elect Conferees for such D.strict officers as
they 6hall nominate—appoint Delegates in
the next Slate Convention and a Standing
Committee for the County.
3. All County Conventions shall be held
with open doors.
4. All candidites for nomination shall be
voted for viva voce ; and the one receiving
majority of all the votes poled, for any office
shall be declared duly nominated.
5. The convention shall keep a journal of
all its proceedings, which shall be duly pub
lished in the Democratic paper or pipers of
the County ; and any nomination not made in
conformity with the foregoing rules, shall be
declared void, and the vacancy or vacancies
an occurring shall be supplied iu the manner
herein after provided.
6. The standing committee shall consist of
nine Democratic citizens of the county, wh
shall hold their office for one year from and
after the date of their election ; and it shall
be their duty, during that time, to call all
l>ounty Conventions, MASS an d other meet
ings of the party—to fill all vacancies in the
ticket, occasioned either by the deciiuiation of
nominees, by a want of conformity to the
foregoing rules, or where the Convention
shall have failed to make a nomination, ai.d
also in case of special elections, where the
necessity for doing so occurs after the regular
time for holding County Conventions—and
to fill vacancies in the Committees of Yigi
lance, occasioned by removal, death, or fail
ure on the part of the citizen to elect them.
7. The Standing Committee shall anually,
hereafter, in issuing the call for the election
of Delegates to the County Convention,
cause a copy of the foregoing rales to be pub
lished in connection therewith.
7. These rules may be amended, or new
one* added thereto bv a general meeting ot
the Democratic citizens of the county called
for that purpose by the Standing Committee,
or if toe same shall shall pass two successive
County Conventions without amendments
and not otherwise.
Chtiivinan of Standing Cam.
Fall Eleclloi'S.
The following list gives the time when the
several State elections are to be hold this fall:
Vermont September 1.
California September 2.
Maine September 14.
Ohio October 13.
Pennsylvania October 13.
Massachusetts November
New York November
Wiacohsin November
Delaware November 20.
i lowa November 10.
1 November 10.
A Southern View on the Political Parties
of the North.
Our Abolition exchanges are full of south
ern opinions on the •' peace sneaks" of the
north, as thc-y call Democrats—those who
are in faVot of the Union. They however d 6
not choose to publish the estimation in which
they are held by their southern allies, who
are most heartily cooperating with them in
their efforts to destroy it. It is but natural
that the secessionists and abolitionists who
arc striving for the same base object—the
destruction of the Union and Constitution,
should have a mutual hatred of Democrats
and democratic principles.
The subjoined extract frdm a southern pa
per shows how they look upon thoi r friends
of the uorth and " accounts for the milk in
the cocoanut."
[ffrom the Mobile Register.]
We thank God from the depths of our
hearts that the authorities at Washihgton
snubbed Vice President Stephens in his late
attempt to confer with them on internation
al affairs, without form or ceremony. It has
long been known here that this gefiiletiian
thought, if ho could got to whisper in'o the ;
ears of some men about Washington, the re
sult might be terms of peace on some sort of 1
Union or reconstruction. He seemed to i
forget ihat D >uglss, with whom he used to ]
serve, is dead ; and notwithstanding his ;
mantle has fallen, by dividing itiito four
places, upon Richardson and Vouchees, Vul- j
landigham and Pugh. still the Democratic ,
party is not in power now, au 1 we may thank
God for it. The prospect looked gloomy to
the Vice President, whose infirmity of body
no doubt casts a shadow over hi 3 spirits,
and he said that one of two things must be
done—either some terms must be made, or !
the whole militia of the confederacy must be
called out and an immediate alliance pro- 1
posed witti foreign powers. President Davis |
save him fuV. pixcers to treat on honorable
terms, ana started him off to the kingdom of >
Abraham. But falher Abraham told him j
there was an impassable g'ilf between them,
and the Vice President had to steam back to }
Richmond, a little top-fallen. We hope this
will put a stop forever to some croakers
about here who intimated that there are peo
ple enough friendly to the South in the
North to restore the Union as it. was. And
we also hope that the government at Rich
inorid will not humiliate itself any more, but !
from thifc time will look only to the cr.e end j
of final and substantial independence. The j
North is not less set on a purpose of final
separation than we are. The Republican
party are not fighting to restore this Union
any more than the old Romans fought to es- :
labhsh the independence of the countries!
they invaded. The Republicans are fight- j
mg for conquest and dominion , we for liber
ty and independence.
There is only one party in the North who j
want this Union restored, but they have no
more power—legislative, executive, or judi
cial—than the paper wo write on. It is
'rue they make a show of union and atrenght,
but they have no voice of authority. We
know that the Yallandigham school wants
the Union restored, for lie told us so when
he was hero in exile, partaking of such hos
pitality as we extended to a real enemy to
>ur siruggle for separation, bani.-hed to our
mil by another enemy who is practically
more our friends than he. And if Vallandig
harn should, by accident or other cause, be
comes governor of Ohio, we hope Lincoln
will keep his nerves to the proper tension,
md not ailow him to enter the confines o!
the state. His administration would do
uore to restore the old Union titan any oth
-r power in Ohio could do, and therefore we
pray that he may be defeated. Shou'd a
strong Union party spring up i:i Ohio, the
third state in the North in political import
ance, it might find a faint response in some
Southern states and gire m trouble. Bat as
ionz as the Republicans hold power they
will think of conquest an i dominion only,
and we, on the other hand, will cme up in
solid column for freedom and independence,
which we will b„- ceriaiu to achieve, with
such assistance as we rniy now (after tlio re
fusal of the Washington cabinet to coaler)
confidently expect, before the Democrats of
'he North get in power again, and come
whispering in our ears, " Union, reconstruc
tioni, Constitution, conce-sion, *and guaran
tees." Away with all such stuff! We want
separation. Give us rather men like Thad
ileus Stephens and Charles Sumner. Then
cur*e the aid Union and despise it and so
do toe. And we now promise these gentle
men that, as they hate the Union and the
''accursed Constitution," let them keep
down Vallandighatn and ids party in the
North ; then they shall never be troubled by
us with such whi mg about the Constitution
a nd Union as they are sending up.
Tyoyal Resolutions.
" Resolved, That the earth is the Lord's and
its heritage belongs to Ilis Saints.
" Resolved, That we are His Saints."
The above are the resolutions said to have
been passed by a contention of superfine re-j
ligious men, who' imagined themselves to be
true Christians, and ali the rest Heathens,—
The absurdity of their action is only equalled
by the course of some of the noisy " loyalists"
who fill our pubtlc offices, and advocate " uo>
party," so that Ihfey may be able to retain
them. These person*, if not by actual words
by every day couduct, declare as follows :
" Resolved. That we are the only patriotic
men in the community.
" Resole ed that all others are Copperheads
and Traitors.
" Resolved, That as only ' loyal men'
should be in office, all efforts to remove us are
' sympathizing with treason."
Tr x>p at Elections.
By the 95th section of the Act of Assem
bly of the State of Pennsylvania of 2d July,
1839, it is enacted that—
" TION."
In order that no exccse for want of time
may bo alleged, we now thus oaVly in advance
call on Governor Curtin that he see* to the
execution of this law in letter and spirit, at
the October elections. We detfiafid, in the
name of a Democracy and a State already
outraged and insulted by a denifcl of our
State authority and a suppression 6f its dig
nity, the rigid execution of this law. All
Uoops must be absent from places of elec
tion iu this State cn the 13th of 'October
next, or the Democracy will see, If the Gov
ernor dare not, that the laws of our Com
monwealth are not trampled down at Feder
al behest. It had better ba understood thus
early in the day that the farce of the Ken
tucky elections cannot be repeated in Penn
sylvania—that we are determined to have a
free, fair, and honest election, according to
the laws nj our own Slate —and if the Feder
al satrap who now rules this Province of the
National Government fails to do his doty in
the matter, an outraged people will supply
the remedy.— Age.
Democratic Club iu Nicholson,
The Democrats of Nicholson on the 10th
inst., formed a club or organization styled
" The Nicholson society for the diffusion
political knowldege" by choosing;
P. B. BALDWIN Vice Presidedt.
F. P. Wn.cOx. Secretary.
HENRY HARDING Committee on finance.
The title and objects of the society are set
forth in iho following first and second arti
cles of the constitution adopted.
This organization shall be s'yled the Nich
olson Society for the diffusion of political
knowledge, and shall be auxiliary to the
Wyoming County Branch of the New York
Society for like purposes.
The object of this Society shlH be to dis
seminate a knowedge of the principles of
American Constitutional liberty to inculcate
correct views of the Constitution of the power
and rights of the Federal government and of
the people, and generally to pro-note a sound
political Education of the public mind to the
end that usurpniotis niiy be prevented that
arbitrary and unconstitutional measure my
be checked that the c institution miy ba pre
served that the union may be restored and
that the blessings of free institutions and
publicorder may be kept by ourselves and
transmitted to onr posterity.
The New York Times e&ytt that:
" General Burnside, in a speech to the peo
ple of Lexington, & lew evenings ago, did not
hesitate to declare that he found ' more true
loyalty in Kentucky than in any other
State in bis Department.' "
To which the Express retorts with a
stinger, as follows :
" And yet the limes will please remember
t here is not one Administration journal in
the V.'hule Sttte of Kentucky, nor one which
sustains the Emancipation or Confiscation
policy of the President or his party—not ono
which does not denounce this policy, out
and out."
Glorious old Kentucky.
THE FAIR THING. —Gen. Grant in a letter
| in reply to the Democratic State Committee
| of lowa, in reference to the soldiers' vote,
" I will state that loyal citizens of North
i em States will be allowed to visit the troops
j from their State at any time. Electioneering,
! or anj- course calculated to arouse discordant
j feelings will Ift prohibited. The volunteer
Soldier® of this army will be allowed to bold
an election, if the law gives them a right to
: vote, an luo power shall prevent them frotn
i voting the ticket of their choice."
i The c inscription is quietly going on
J ni 'he city of New York .
: ! ' ■ nan in m ri" niirwTTmTTntnrirn"
; SHOOK—SWAUTIIOIT—The 22nd inst. by Iter.
iC. R. Lane, at his resiJanee, Mr. John Shook of
Newton, Luzerne Co.- and Miss Miria Swarthout
of Exeter, Wyoming Co. Pa.
WILCOX—JACKSON —The game day, by the
same, at the residence of Mr. Abraham Haas, Mr.
Amos Wilcox of Franklin, ani Miss Jano L.
Jackson, of Dallas, Luzerne Co. Pa.
Blanks:: :f~
justice's, Constable's, and legal Blank? of all
.inds. Neatly and Correctly printed on good Paper,
.nd for saLe at the Office cf the >c North Branch
The Perfection of MecXiauieia.
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ly the best and cheapest timepiece for general and
reliable two, ever offered. It has within it and con
nected with ite machinery, its own winding attach
ment, rendering a key entirely unnecessary. Tho
rases of this Watch are composed of two metals, tbs
i outer one being tine 16 carat gold. It has the iin-
I proved ruby action lever movement, and is warrant
1 cd an accurate timepiece, Price, superbly engraved.
1 tier case of a half doieu, $204,00. Sample V\ atchw,
! Li neat morocco boxes, foi those proposing to buy a
i Wholesale, $35, sent bv express, with bill pA™ bl ° ° ot
! delivery. Soldiers must remit payment in ad ranee,
as we cannot collect from those in the nay.
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